Archives for February 2012

Dr. Thornton praises plan for accountability for all

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton on Wednesday praised the call from State Superintendent Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for accountability for all publicly-funded schools in the state. The accountability-for-all plan is included in the DPI’s “No Child Left Behind” waiver request submitted Wednesday to the federal government. Accountability […]

MSO gives away 115 free tickets to MPS families

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra gave away 115 free tickets to Milwaukee Public Schools families for the Pops concert dubbed “007: Bond and Beyond.” The giveaway was tied to the Sunday, February 26 concert at 2:30 p.m. This marks the second such generous gift provided by the MSO. The first came after MPS music […]

MHSA choral director wins national recognition

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee High School of the Arts Choral Director Raymond Roberts now stands in elite company. The 21-year MHSA veteran has been named one of 11 outstanding “Choral Directors of Note” by Choral Director magazine. Winners from around the country were selected based on the recommendations and nominations of students, fellow teachers, administrators and […]

Veolia donates 17 boxes of winter gear for homeless students

MILWAUKEE — Employees from Veolia Environmental Services’ office on the city’s west side donated 17 boxes of winter gear on Thursday for homeless students in Milwaukee Public Schools. The boxes were filled with new and very gently used gloves, hats, coats, socks and boots. So far this school year, Milwaukee Public Schools’ Homeless Education Program has […]

Preguntas sobre escuelas especializadas, clases de teatro y libros de texto

Respondamos una serie de preguntas que fueron planteadas a través de la  sección de “Preguntas” de mi sitio Web. Las preguntas de Brian, Lisa, Brigette e Ismael fueron sobre temas similares. Ellos tienen hijos en algunas de nuestras escuelas especializadas. Ellos sienten que sus escuelas no recibirán suficientes fondos el próximo año escolar. Esto fue […]

Washington honor-roll students greet President Obama

MILWAUKEE — Honor-roll students at Washington High School of Information Technology took a few minutes out of their day Wednesday to welcome President Barack Obama with stars, stripes and banners as his motorcade drove past the iconic Sherman Boulevard school building during the president’s Milwaukee visit. President Obama was in town to tout the “insourcing” […]